Featuring Special Guests Radkey And Blame My Youth On Select Dates
Tickets On Sale Starting Friday, March 4th at 10AM Local on LiveNation.com
Today, The Offspring have announced their Let the Bad Times Roll Tour with special guests Radkey and Blame My Youth. Produced by Live Nation, the 18-city tour kicks off on April 26th at Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre in San Diego, CA making stops across the U.S. in Salt Lake City, Houston, Boston and more before wrapping up in Milwaukee at The Rave/Eagles Club on May 22nd.
Frequently regarded as one of the best rock bands of all time, The Offspring have garnered a reputation for their unmistakable sound and social comment. The multi-platinum band first achieved worldwide success in the 90’s with the release of their album Smash, which sold over 11 million copies. Following Smash, they continued to release hit after hit, popularizing rock at a mainstream level.
Throughout their career, they’ve sold over a staggering 40 million albums, and toured arenas, and built a global fan base. Let the Bad Times Roll marks the band’s tenth studio album and third album produced by the legendary Bob Rock. True to the irreverence at the core of their rock music, the band and lyricist Dexter Holland took a view to today’s cultural moments and didn’t shy away from creating topical material in this album.
“This album is probably the most cathartic thing we’ve done,” says Holland. “The messages might be dark, but at the end what’s left is that communication is important, working through feelings is important and most of all, hope is important.”
TICKETS: Tickets go on sale starting Friday, March 4th at 10AM Local on LiveNation.com
LET THE BAD TIMES ROLL TOUR DATES:
Tue Apr 26 – San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre^
Wed Apr 27 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre^
Fri Apr 29 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Union Event Center^
Sat Apr 30 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium^
Tue May 03 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom^
Wed May 04 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center^
Fri May 6 – Tampa, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino^
Sat May 07 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place^
Sun May 08 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle^
Tue May 10 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater^
Wed May 11 – Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavilion^
Wed May 12 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage^
Sun May 15 – Boston, MA – House of Blues^
Tue May 17 – New York, NY – Pier 17^
Tue May 18 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE*
Fri May 20 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit+
Sat May 21 – Chicago, IL – Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom+
Sat May 22 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave/Eagles Club – Eagles Ballroom*
* Not a Live Nation Date
^With support from Radkey
+With support from Blame My Youth
The Offspring is an American rock band from Garden Grove, California, formed in 1984. Originally formed under the name Manic Subsidal, the band’s lineup consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Bryan “Dexter” Holland, bassist Todd Morse and lead guitarist Kevin “Noodles” Wasserman. Over the course of their 38-year career, they have released ten studio albums. The Offspring is often credited—alongside fellow California bands Green Day and Rancid—for reviving mainstream interest in rock in the 1990s. They have sold over 40 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling rock bands in history.
Radkey is an American rock band from St. Joseph, Missouri formed in 2010 by brothers, Dee Radkey (lead vocals and guitar), Solomon Radke (drums), and Isaiah Radke (bass). They played their first show in 2011 when they opened for Fishbone. With their dad, Matt Radke, as their manager, they have since played with the likes of Jack White, The Offspring, Descendents, Local H, Black Joe Lewis, Titus Andronicus and performed at festivals like SXSW, Riot Fest, Afropunk, Japan’s Punkspring the U.K.’s Download Festival, and Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. They have released two EPs since their inception: 2012’s Cat & Mouse with Adrian Grenier’s Wreckroom Records and 2013’s Devil Fruit on Little Man Records.
ABOUT BLAME MY YOUTH
Before he’d even started Blame My Youth, Sean Van Vleet had damn near done it all. He played the biggest of stages (Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Late Show with David Letterman, etc.), went on tour with massive acts (Death Cab for Cutie, Alkaline Trio, Deerhunter, etc.) and earned international praise with his former indie crew in Empires, and he worked on songs that appeared in major TV shows, video games, iPhone commercials and a whole lot more. So it’s no surprise that as soon as Van Vleet formed Blame My Youth, the rocking quartet immediately saw their first single, “Right Where You Belong,” land as the closing credits theme on the GRAMMY-nominated soundtrack of Bill & Ted Face the Music, with their follow-up, “Fantastic,” picking up millions of streams and hitting the top 30 on the Active Rock radio charts.
After a trio of Danny Wimmer Presents festival appearances announcing their arrival as a band last fall, Blame My Youth is kicking off 2022 with their debut EP, Dance With My Demons (out Feb. 4 via Big Loud Rock). The collection of the band’s six non-Bill & Ted released tracks — plus a bonus version of the title track featuring The Score (Imperial Records) — brings with it the rambunctious singalong tunes Blame My Youth is becoming known for. Dance With My Demons showcases a rebellious mix of Van Vleet’s complex emotional lyricism and unforgettable hooks, with each track further solidifying why many believe the two-year-old band is set to be one of 2022’s breakout artists.
For the time being, Van Vleet and the band will simply continue to work with chart-topping producer Joey Moi (who handled duties for Dance With My Demons) and craft the infectious rock songs that spark in the vocalist’s ever-running mind. With songwriting chops and experience that most “new” artists would kill for and an upbeat EP at a time when everyone could use a little boost, Blame My Youth is primed and ready to take off in a post-pandemic world — and that all starts with Dance With My Demons.
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